Hi all! Just a quick heads up:
Updating to iOS 14.2 on your mobile device will block Bluetooth connections between Orba and the Orba app. We're working on a fix for this and will have an update available soon.
I just received my Orba yesterday. I have to say that I'm disappointed. The first thing that I did was update the firmware. I'm not entirely sure that worked because it kept getting to a screen that said "an error occurred." However at some point I restarted both the Orba and the app on my Mac and the green download cloud icon was greyed out. Both my iPad and my iPhone are already on 14.1 (not 14.2) and the bluetooth connection to the Orba from the Orba app is basically unusable. I can initially connect, but it seems that if I do just one thing, ex. switch modes, changing instruments from the presets etc. the connection is lost.
I've updated my iPad to ios 14.3 and everything seems to be working well. That update is now widely available for download, I believe.
I was excited to hear that the ios 14.3 is available. I upgraded my iphone mini, BUT... same result, it keeps disconnecting and not being able to reconnect! As a result I can't change the sounds over bluetooth. Super annoying! Are other people experiencing this? Did I receive a defective unit?
I just re-tried mine, and it wasn't working, but it started up again after I restarted my ipad ... it looks like there's still something a bit dodgy on the iOS end.
I can use the Orba app to control the Orba, and Garageband with Orba as a BLE MIDI controller.
I upgraded my iPad also. I've done a full reboot of both the phone and the iPad after the upgrade. The problem is not fixed on either device. The initial bluetooth connection is lost when I try to change the instrument sounds, and the instrument sounds are not changed. When I try to reconnect sometimes it connects, but mostly I get a spinner while the app says 'connecting' and then the spinner stops and it says 'not connected' or 'offline' :(
On a positive note, I can control the recording and song settings from the ios devices now. I just can't do the instrument sound changes using the presets browser
Orba wouldn't connect to my iPhone – the Orba app on the phone couldn't see the Orba. I tried resetting the Orba per instructions, restarting the iPhone – no joy.
Then I realized my iPhone was still at 14.2. It should have auto-updated to 14.3, but it hadn't done so. I manually updated to 14.3, and the Orba connects just fine.